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When I googled saccated it suggested it mean like a sac or pouch, just wondering if you (EduHerNav) could further describe how G. saccatum has more saccated rays so I might recognise it in the field. Much appreciated.
G. saccatum is smaller and rays are more saccated. This one looks like G. triplex to me.
The majority in the species in the area were native so I guess the detritus would be to
Might be good to know what the local detritus was made up of... exotics or endemics? http://www.elfram.com/fungi/fungi_h/geat... http://www.elfram.com/fungi/fungipics_h....
Nice pick up Jae, further reading on wiki suggests G. saccatum has a max siz of 5cm diameter while G. triplex has a max diameter of 12cm. It's not obvious from the photo but the spotting is approx. 7cm in diameter.
Wikipedia mentions that G.saccatum has a cosmopolitan distribution.
Wikipedia suggests G. saccatum doesn't occur in aus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geastrum_sa...
Thanks for the confirmation venusflytrap2000
It could also be Geastrum saccatum or Geastrum fornicatum.
i agree with geastrum triplex
Spotted on May 24, 2014
Submitted on May 24, 2014
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